For those who are home, and for those who are on the way. For those who support the historic and just return of the land of Israel to its people, forever loyal to their inheritance, and its restoration.
Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin criticized Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's plan to freeze settlement construction while on a visit to Jewish compounds in Hebron yesterday.
"Anyone who believes Jerusalem can be built by destroying Hebron hasn't learned a thing," said Rivlin, in Hebron for a memorial ceremony for the victims of the 1929 Hebron massacre. "Anyone who thinks you can build Tel Aviv by drying up Ariel and Ma'ale Adumim, or that we'll get our territorial rights recognized this way, is destined to repeat past mistakes. Anyone who thinks we will thus escape a Holocaust is embracing false hopes," said Rivlin.
Regarding American pressure, Rivlin said, "Our friends in the international arena should know that not everything is allowed in diplomacy and not everything can be traded. Even in politics, there are lines that one must never, ever cross." (Full Article) .
I visited Hevron in November 2000 after the outbreak of the Rosh Hashanah War to see what could be done to assist in the face of the growing daily attacks on the community. After returning to work for the community in the summer of 2001, a bond and a love was forged that grows to this day. My wife Melody and I merited to be married at Ma'arat HaMachpela and now host visitors from throughout the world every Shabbat as well as during the week. Our goal, "Time to come Home!"